Entries from December 2015


Collecting Dalton Trumbo

By Rich Rennicks

Dalton Trumbo got his start in writing as a reporter in college, and subsequently contributed stories to the popular magazines of the early 1930s: McCall's, the Saturday Evening Post, etc. In 1935, he... [more]

Previously, John Schulman offered some tips on giving antiquarian books as gifts and using the ABAA website to find what you're looking for. Today, he focuses on choosing antiquarian books specoifical... [more]


First Edition Clubs

By Rich Rennicks

On Black Friday, I got an email from Barnes & Noble trumpeting their (discounted) signed books! The most notable thing about the email -- besides their rather dubious claim to have the greatest select... [more]


Holiday Rare Book Catalogs

By Rich Rennicks

As the new catalog from Raptis Rare Books puts it, "There are few gifts that are as lasting and appreciated as a rare book." ABAA members have a crop of exciting new catalogs to tempt and beguile coll... [more]


New Members

By Rich Rennicks

The ABAA has recently approved several new members, all of whom have successfully proven themselves to be, in the words of the ABAA Guarantee, "established, knowledgeable, and of excellent reputation.... [more]